Longborough (St. James)

LONGBOROUGH (St. James), a parish, in the union of Stow-on-the-Wold, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, E. division of the county of Gloucester, 3 miles (N. by W.) from Stow; containing 625 inhabitants. The parish comprises 2903 acres; the surface is hilly, and the soil in many places stony, but a large portion of the land is of good quality. There is a considerable stone-quarry, which the inhabitants claim the right of working, and the produce of which is extensively used for building. The living is a discharged vicarage, with the rectory of Seasoncote united, valued in the king's books at £5. 15., and in the gift of Lord Leigh and Sir Charles Cockerell, Bart., the former having two presentations, and the latter one; net income, £221. The glebe consists of about 60 acres, with a house. The church has been enlarged and repaired, and is now a neat edifice. The Fosse-way passes by the village, and near it is a long camp, from which the place is supposed to have derived its name.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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